Crane, Andrew, SSG

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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Infantry
Current/Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Crewman
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1983-1985, 76Y10, HHC, 24th Medical Battalion, 24th Infantry Division
Previously Held MOS
57A-Duty Soldier
91A10-Medical Corpsman
76Y10-Unit Supply Specialist
Service Years
1962 - 1985
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur

Staff Sergeant


Seven Service Stripes



Five Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

18th Military Police Brigade 1st Infantry Division 25th Infantry Division 2nd Infantry Division

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) US Army Retired (Post-2007) French Fourragere




 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Manchu Mile Cold War Medal

Order of The Spur Cold War Veteran Blue Star


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartNational Rifle Association (NRA)3/4 Cav Association25th Infantry Division Association
22nd Infantry Regiment Society
  1986, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2011, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  2011, 25th Infantry Division Association [Verified]
  2011, 22nd Infantry Regiment Society [Verified]


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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
Start Year
1970
End Year
1971

Description
This campaign was from 1 Jul 1970 to 30 June 1971. Fighting continued in Cambodia during early February before and after South Vietnam began its U.S.-aided drive in Laos, Lam Son 719, the most significant operation during this campaign.

Lam Son 719 was conducted out of I Corps by Vietnamese troops with US fire and air support. Their object was to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail and to destroy enemy bases at Techepone, Laos. The operation consisted of four phases. In Phases I, called Operation DEWEY CANYON II, the 1st Brigade, US 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) occupied the Khe Sanh area and cleared Route No. 9 up to the Laotian border. In the meantime, the US 101st Airborne Division conducted diversionary operations in the A Shau Valley. The US 45th Engineer Group had the mission of repairing Route No. 9 up to the Laotian border. This lasted from 30 January to 7 February 1971. During Phase II US forces continued to provide fire support, helilift, and tactical and strategic air support for ARVN units. This phase was 8 February to March 1971. Phase III ran from March to 16 March 1971; Phase IV was the withdrawal phase.

Faced with mounting losses, Lt. Gen. Hoang Xuan Lam, the commander of the invasion forces, decided to cut short the operation and ordered a withdrawal.

Lam Son 719, though it was less than a signal success, forestalled a Communist offensive in the spring of 1971. Enemy units and replacements enroute south were diverted to the scene of the action.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1970
To Year
1971
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

HHC, 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry

630th Military Police Company

18th Military Police Brigade

16th Military Police Group

545th Military Police Company

300th Military Police Company

212th Military Police Company

66th Military Police Company

272nd Military Police Company

5th Military Police Battalion (CID)

716th Military Police Battalion

23rd Military Police Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  2810 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aakre, Keith, LTC, (1968-1994)
  • Abbey, Brian, SGT, (1969-1971)
  • Adkins, Bennie G., CSM, (1956-1978)
  • Akin, James E, SSG, (1976-1982)
  • Allen, Abraham, SP 5, (1967-1971)
  • Allen, Michael, SGT, (1970-1971)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Andrus, Laurence, CPT, (1957-1977)
  • Angelo, Chuck, CW3, (1969-1989)
  • Anway, Chuck, MSG, (1964-1984)
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